As Director of Strategic Engagement, Tom is responsible for overseeing the WIG Events & Content team and the Membership team. The main focus is to ensure WIG continues to be the leading platform for constructive collaboration between government, industry and the not-for-profit sector. Tom originally joined as Head of Content and Events in 2017. Before joining WIG, Tom worked across both government and industry. He ran the energy division for a commercial conference company, worked within the Department for International Trade, and developed new business for an independent TV production company that worked exclusively with not for profits. Tom graduated from UCL with a BA Hons in History and subsequently picked up a Masters in International Security and Global Governance from Birkbeck. Outside of WIG, Tom is a keen Tottenham Hotspur fan and spends time exercising, and walking his dog.
As Event & Content Manager, Stephanie is responsible for producing and managing a wide range of WIG events across a number of networks. Before joining WIG, Stephanie worked in the events industry producing conferences on different aspects of the global sustainability agenda such as circular economy, waste management, and decarbonisation of the shipping industry. Stephanie holds a doctorate from the School of Politics & International Relations at Queen Mary College, and taught on undergraduate courses including ‘The International Political Economy of Development’ prior to embarking on her events career. When she’s not in the office, Stephanie can be found exploring London’s museums and art galleries with her daughter.
As Event & Content Manager, Leo is responsible for producing and managing a wide range of WIG events. Prior to joining WIG, Leo was Head of Events at the PRCA, the professional association for the PR and communications industry. In his spare time Leo enjoys gardening and spending time in the allotment with his greyhound, Del. He also plays drums in an indie-blues band.
As Events and Content Executive, Nia is responsible for coordinating events in the 'Economic Growth and Prosperity' and 'Society' series. She also supports on the logistical coordination of a range of other WIG events. Nia has recently graduated from the University of Greenwich with a BA (Hons) in Events Management. Outside of WIG, Nia is a keen sports fan and especially loves watching Arsenal FC.
As the Senior Events and Content Executive, Lucy works on a range of WIG events. She leads on our Infrastructure series and coordinates a range of other WIG events including our Permanent Secretary briefing series. Prior to WIG, she gained an MA (Hons) from the University of Glasgow in Politics.
As Events and Content assistant, Chirag supports with the logistical and administrative side of running our events and managing digital content. Chirag is currently on placement from the University of Bath where he studies Bsc Politics with Economics. Outside of WIG, Chirag enjoys playing football and loves to sing.